Refresh Your Emergency Communications for the New Year

Each new year is a time for new beginnings – considering what you’ve done for the previous year and what needs to change in the next. If you haven’t used your emergency communication strategy in nine months or more, it’s time for a refresh. Teams and reporting structures can change, and new people are in… Continue reading Refresh Your Emergency Communications for the New Year

Streamlining the BIA: 5 Tips for Making the Most of the BIA Interview

We’re helping you streamline your BIA, cutting it down from 8 to 4 hours or less for each business unit and maximizing your BIA interview. In last week’s post, I mentioned that we veteran BCM professionals will need to learn some new tricks in order to work effectively with members of the millennial generation. Specifically, I… Continue reading Streamlining the BIA: 5 Tips for Making the Most of the BIA Interview

Why Workplace Recovery Is Critical

When a disaster strikes your place of business, you don’t have much time to act. The phrase “time is money” is certainly applicable here – ITIC’s latest survey data finds that 98% of organizations say a single hour of downtime costs over $100,000. One way or another, your organization must get back up and running. With the… Continue reading Why Workplace Recovery Is Critical

2017 in Business Continuity: The Year of the Cloud

In our 2017 recap, we’re paying particular attention to SaaS, IaaS, and DRasS—and what business continuity and the cloud means for you. From a business continuity and disaster recovery point of view, 2017 might go down as the year of natural disasters, but there are some other issues which will probably have longer-term impacts on… Continue reading 2017 in Business Continuity: The Year of the Cloud

Looking Ahead: Incorporating Emergency Communications Into 2018 Planning

Protect your residents and your staff in 2018 The new year is the perfect time to evaluate your emergency communication plan. Find out how emergency communications methods, such as public warnings, internal messaging, notification systems, and mobile apps, can protect your organization. Necessity of Emergency Communications During an emergency scenario, it is too late to coordinate… Continue reading Looking Ahead: Incorporating Emergency Communications Into 2018 Planning

Why You Need To Worry About FINRA

Feeling Invincible is Ignorance to Reality The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is under the radar for many organizations. Being fully aware of the violations and their consequences can prevent unneeded issues.  “It won’t touch us.” Such is the position of many organizations when it comes to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Rather than keeping… Continue reading Why You Need To Worry About FINRA

Reading the Tea Leaves: What’s Next in the World of Business Continuity in 2018

As 2017 winds down, I thought it might be worthwhile to knock back a cup of Earl Grey and see what the tea leaves show lies ahead for the world of business continuity in 2018. Here’s the thumbnail version of my forecast: The overall picture of most BC programs is going to be one of… Continue reading Reading the Tea Leaves: What’s Next in the World of Business Continuity in 2018

You Have a Risk Department, Why Do YOU Conduct Risk Assessments?

If you’re new to Business Continuity, you have a lot to learn.  A thorough understanding of Risk – and how to assess Risk – need not be on your To Do list. As a BCM professional, you already know how much time you spend on Risk Assessments.  Have you ever considered how little value a… Continue reading You Have a Risk Department, Why Do YOU Conduct Risk Assessments?

Understand your continuous deployment maturity

At Forrester, we have developed an assessment to help organizations understand their continuous deployment maturity. The assessment should take 10 minutes or less to complete with the outcome identifying where you are in your continuous deployment journey. DevOps teams should focus and build four critical competencies including: process, structure, measurement, and technology. Your honest assessment… Continue reading Understand your continuous deployment maturity

SABEY DATA CENTERS CLOSES $675 MILLION FINANCING LED BY TD SECURITIES

Funds will be used for recapitalization of existing property-level debt, and capital expenditures for data center development SEATTLE, Wash. – Sabey Data Centers announced today that it has closed a financing transaction led by TD Securities consisting of a $425 million 5-year term loan and a $250 million 5-year revolver.  The transaction was upsized by… Continue reading SABEY DATA CENTERS CLOSES $675 MILLION FINANCING LED BY TD SECURITIES